You’ve probably heard of the Lincoln Project. A cadre of failed GOP operatives who pride themselves on being never-Trumpers (aka Democrats).
They plot to make Donald Trump a one-term president and topple the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate from inside Washington, D.C.’s insular bubble because “orange man bad.”
It’s easy to dismiss these RINO losers as a joke, but they do have substantial financial backing from a network of powerful liberal donors. They have also expanded their list of Republican targets, at a time when progressives threaten the conservative majority.
Here’s who the Lincoln Project is targeting:
Maine’s senior senator is by far the most vulnerable Republican incumbent up for reelection. Polls indicate she already faces an uphill battle in the fight for her fifth term.
President Trump lost Maine by three percentage points in 2016.
Colorado Senator Cory Gardner faces a strong challenge from former Governor John Hickenlooper.
A popular Democrat, Hickenlooper, runs neck and neck with Gardner in a state that has slowly drifted away from the GOP in recent years.
If the election were held today, polls show Sen. McSally (R-AZ) losing to Navy veteran and NASA astronaut Mark Kelly (D), this despite McSally’s own impressive résumé as the first woman in America to fly in combat.
President Trump won Arizona by five points in 2016.
A staunch ally of the president, Graham faces a surprisingly strong challenge from Jaime Harrison.
Though it’s difficult to imagine Graham losing in a general election, Republicans don’t want to divert resources desperately needed elsewhere to South Carolina.
Rapidly diversifying North Carolina has become a battleground state since the mid-2000s.
Although Republicans still typically win there, polls show Sen. Tillis in the fight of his political life against former State Sen. Cal Cunningham.
President Trump won North Carolina by four points in 2016.
Given Iowa’s increasingly reddish hue, it’s surprising to think Sen. Ernst is in trouble. However, polls show a competitive race, and Democrats believe they’ve found a winning candidate in Theresa Greenfield.
President Trump won Iowa by 10 points in 2016.